Baylor track and field athletes have made the field for the 2014 NCAA
Indoor Championships, the NCAA Committee announced late Tuesday.
Tiffani McReynolds will compete in the 60-meter hurdles, while junior
Rachel Johnson will take part in the 3,000-meter run. Sophomores Felix
Obi and Brianna Richardson will both represent the Bears in the triple
quartet of athletes each posted a mark in their individual event among
the top 16 in the country this season and will in turn have a chance
to continue their indoor seasons March 14-15 in Albuquerque, N.M. at the Albuquerque Convention Center.
is fresh off claiming her fourth straight Big 12 title in the 60-meter
hurdles. She was the first BU athlete to win four straight indoor
crowns in the same event and only the second Big 12 athlete to
accomplish the feat. This season, McReynolds has a top-time of 8.05 in
the event, which is the fourth fastest in the country. The Kansas City,
Kan., native owns the school record in the 60-hurdles
with a personal-best time of 7.96, which she set at last season's NCAA
Indoor Championships. At that meet, she placed second, earning her third
straight All-American honor in the event. McReynolds will open the
event for BU in the prelims of the 60-hurdles
at 7:45 p.m. on March 14.
will be making her first NCAA Indoor Championships appearance. The
Plano, Texas, product, currently owns the 13th-fastest time in the 3,000
meters in 2014 with a mark of 9:08.36. She set that school-record time
will running at the Husky Classic on Feb. 15. Last week at the Big 12
Indoor Championships, Johnson placed second in 9:17.78. She is slated to
race in the event at 8:55 p.m. on March 15.
is the favorite in the triple going into the competition, having posted
an NCAA-leading mark of 53-11.25 [16.44m] at the Tyson Invitational in
February. That jump also
helped Obi set a school record in the event for the fifth time in his
career. He won his second straight Big 12 title in the triple jump on Saturday in Ames, Iowa. Last season at the NCAA Indoor meet, the El Paso, Texas, native, garnered All-American honors
with a sixth-place finish.
who has battled an injury over the last few weeks, is expected to be
able to compete in Albuquerque. She has recorded the ninth-best triple
jump in the country
this season with a personal-best mark of 43-0.5 [13.12m] at the Rod
McCravy Memorial meet in January. The native of Heath, Texas, was fourth
at last season's Big 12 Indoor Championships in the event.
The men's and women's triple jump are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. on March 15.